Updated: Oct 23, 2019
What's the best way to motivate young readers?
There are a lot of good answers, but I think the BEST WAY is to share books your child finds interesting. One way I do this with my own children is a Book Basket.
You may ask what is a book basket?
It's literally what it sounds like... a basket with books! Each month, or season, or an upcoming holiday, I switch out the current book selection and update the basket with new and exciting books. Here's a recent picture of our basket:
My children love the Book Basket and are thrilled when they find newly added books. Sometimes, we visit the library to gather books or I go through our collection at home. The key to the Book Basket is the frequency with which you add or change books. There are a few favorites that remain throughout the year, such as books created in their kindergarten classrooms years ago. They love to reread them!
This month we added in a few books about spring and a lot of Easter books:
April Foolishness - Teresa Bateman
The Thing About Spring - Daniel Kirk
Happy Easter, Mouse! - Laura Numeroff and Felica Bond
Bunny Trouble - Hans Wilhelm
Happy Easter, Little Critter - Mercer Mayer
Easter Parade - Lily Karr
The Night Before Easter - Natasha Wing
Too Many Bunnies - Tomie dePaola
Clifford's Happy Easter - Norman Bridwell
Happy Easter, Biscuit! - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown - Charles M. Schulz
Winnie the Pooh's Easter - Bruce Talkington
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
I would love to hear what books you're sharing this month! Comment below or shoot me an email!